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doolinator
November 16th, 2006, 10:40 AM
The route is alive and well. I sent the route on CD down under and they should have it in hand at this point. With all the forum problems I haven't bothered them about the upload status.

You can view details about the route here:
http://home.comcast.net/~rdooley08/Trainz2004.htm (http://home.comcast.net/%7Erdooley08/Trainz2004.htm)

sfrr
November 21st, 2006, 08:38 PM
where can i download it it looks like a B-E-A-Utiful route :p .

TrainMan12
November 21st, 2006, 09:11 PM
The route is over the file size limit for the DLS. A CD was sent to someone at Auran so they could upload it, since only they can bypass the size limit.
It's not on the DLS yet.

Boldri
November 22nd, 2006, 10:55 AM
Woooow, nice route......
Yesterday I ordered DVD from BKVP, featuring this route.

leader2302
November 22nd, 2006, 08:20 PM
Boldri,

What is "BKVD"?

From what exact website did you order the DVD that has the CSX Berkshire Sub?


I'd like to order it also.

doolinator
November 23rd, 2006, 09:56 AM
He is refering to broken knuckle video productions.
http://www.bkvp.com/

I didn't even think of looking at this before I designed the route..Hind sight is always 20 20. I should get one just to see how close I came.

:)
Doolinator

Boldri
November 26th, 2006, 08:39 AM
uh oh sorry guys, little typo....<img>
thanks for update doolinator...:)
but if you are interested in videos on this iste check it fast. Ken Buckman, owner of this site, is planning to close his business at the end fo 2006. So if you want to have those DVDs order them fast.

railroy19
December 7th, 2006, 07:27 AM
What happened to this route??

Will Auran put it on the dls or can we get a cd made up from You.
I'm sure you would receive lots of interest in this railroad.

I'm posting this just to reactivate the thread before it gets lost in the forum.
Everyone interested should post a reply on here.

Thanks to all.
Bob:)

doolinator
December 7th, 2006, 10:12 AM
I've corresponded with Auran several times. They assure me the route is going to be uploaded. The delay is caused by the forum work they needed to do + other web related stuff.

I have been running the route at home now for a couple of weeks using over 450 pieces of rolling stock attached to some 20+ trains.

This route will have low frame rates, particularly in the yard of West Springfield and Palmer vicinity, if you have allot of rolling stock.

I will wait another week to see if it gets uploaded. If not I may make other arrangements.


My system : AUSU A8N32 MB/ AMD Dual Core OPTERON 170 2Ghz Proc OC'd to 2.47/ 2 Gigs OCZ PC4200 RAM/ and EVGA 7800GT PCI x-press Video card.

Boldri
December 7th, 2006, 12:35 PM
Do not worry about time, .... we are patient...:)

I think the upload will take more time, because Auran team was fully on recovery of this forum.

Unavailable SD80MAC for TRS is worse, than a few more weeks of waiting.....<img>

railroy19
December 7th, 2006, 06:18 PM
Thanks doolinator.

I brought this up just to give this post a boost so it would not get lost on the forum.

Maybe Auran will upload it for the Holidays

Thanks again.
Bob

TrainMan12
December 28th, 2006, 08:36 PM
Doolinator, it's clear that Auran IS NOT going to upload this route. You should probably just put it on your site, if you want to release it.

TrainMan12
December 28th, 2006, 08:56 PM
Just found out that Auran has their holidays now. But, they've still proven to be unreliable in this matter, since you sent the CD to them early this month.

Smtty58
January 31st, 2007, 08:14 PM
I'll be watching for this, as I'm attempting to model the W. Springfield to Palmer section, but haven't been able to find all the DEMs I need. Nice job!

doolinator
February 3rd, 2007, 11:46 AM
I'm considering making this route available on CD. My website has a max limit on file size so I can't post it there. I've waited for months for Auran to upload the route. They have it on CD I guess they are just not interested. I've sent messages to them on 4 separate occasions. Just need feedback from everyone. I'm only going to charge what it will cost me to get it on CD and mailed out.

The Cd will contain:
Route - summer mode
Route - winter mode
All content
Base sessions for both seasons

If feedback is positive I can make it available. I will need to set up a Paypal link on my web site. More to come after I read responses next week.

Thanks
Doolinator

doolinator
February 3rd, 2007, 11:58 AM
I'm considering making this route available on CD. My website has a max limit on file size so I can't post it there. I've waited for months for Auran to upload the route. They have it on CD I guess they are just not interested. I've sent messages to them on 4 separate occasions. Just need feedback from everyone. I'm only going to charge what it will cost me to get it on CD and mailed out.

The Cd will contain:
Route - summer mode
Route - winter mode
All content
Base sessions for both seasons

If feedback is positive I can make it available. I will need to set up a Paypal link on my web site. More to come after I read responses next week.

Thanks
Doolinator

titaniclover
February 3rd, 2007, 12:02 PM
awwwww i got to pay for it....oh well it will be worth it!

Smtty58
February 3rd, 2007, 01:08 PM
I'd buy one also. Do you have the route available as different levels of construction? I would love to have the full layout, plus be able to tinker on a smaller version if my PC has trouble with it. Paypal works for me, sounds like a good idea.

leader2302
February 3rd, 2007, 05:08 PM
I am definitely in for a paypal cd. Looking forward to it!

railroy19
February 3rd, 2007, 08:00 PM
Sign me up for one.

Give us the info and I'm sure you will get lots of response.:)

Thanks,
Bob

81fairmont
February 4th, 2007, 08:12 PM
sounds like a cool route let me know when it comes available

fairmont

doolinator
February 5th, 2007, 10:08 AM
Hello all,

I will be posting screens of the winter version of this route today. In regards to earlier versions of this route during the building process, I no longer have them.

doolinator
February 5th, 2007, 11:21 AM
Here are the screenies:

Looking west from Pittsfield amtrak station

http://home.comcast.net/%7Erdooley08/Trainz/images/winter003.jpg

palmer yard looking toward diamond

http://home.comcast.net/%7Erdooley08/Trainz/images/winter002.jpg

Pittsfield CP147 Looking east
http://home.comcast.net/%7Erdooley08/Trainz/images/winter004.jpg

Springfield amtrak station looking West
http://home.comcast.net/%7Erdooley08/Trainz/images/winter005.jpg
Crossing the connecticut river bridge headed toward west springfield yard
http://home.comcast.net/%7Erdooley08/Trainz/images/winter006.jpg

Q420 through palmer
http://home.comcast.net/%7Erdooley08/Trainz/images/winter001.jpg


west springfield yard
http://home.comcast.net/%7Erdooley08/Trainz/images/winter007.jpg
Amtrak 515 derailment at CP99
http://home.comcast.net/%7Erdooley08/Trainz/images/winter008.jpg

I've been converting the route to winter while waiting to see if it got uploaded. So this is a bonus, I wasn't planning on doing it.

Doolinator

Smtty58
February 7th, 2007, 05:12 AM
Nice! Does the snow impact framerates?

doolinator
February 7th, 2007, 05:01 PM
Hi,

Both the snow texture and the falling snow don't seem to effect the frame rates much. Of course if you have heavy snow falling you don't need to have your draw distance very far.

Doolinator

railroy19
February 13th, 2007, 03:38 PM
Hi Doolinator

Have you decided to put this route on a cd yet?
Would like to get one and load up this route.

Thanks,
Bob

conrail_quality
February 13th, 2007, 04:17 PM
I'm wondering the same thing. Can't wait to try the route out. What about uploading it to dropload.com or something and sending out a download link.

azathoth92
February 13th, 2007, 04:21 PM
How about Auran takes the CD that doolinator sent them and puts it on the Download Station?!?

railroy19
February 14th, 2007, 09:50 AM
Auran has had this cd for months now so I guess that's not going to happen!

All we can do now is work with doolinator.

conrail_quality
February 19th, 2007, 10:35 AM
Any news and updates on the route yet?

jrockey
February 19th, 2007, 12:07 PM
doolinator,

Put me down on your list for a paypal CD if you're still planning to make one. This looks like a great route!

railroy19
February 20th, 2007, 06:38 AM
Doolinator

Do you have a link to your website so we can keep up with the news on the berkshire Sub ?

Thanks,
Bob

doolinator
February 20th, 2007, 05:13 PM
Here is a link to my site where the CD will be available.

http://home.comcast.net/~rdooley08/Trainz2004.htm (http://home.comcast.net/%7Erdooley08/Trainz2004.htm)

News should be forthcoming in the next 2 to 3 days.

Doolinator

crosstie53
February 21st, 2007, 09:46 AM
just cheched out your route, WOW,,, count me in.:)

Viper245
February 21st, 2007, 10:13 PM
I would like to get the route as well. Will be checking your web site.

Eddie

Alan_Yeomans
February 21st, 2007, 10:44 PM
I still have this layout, wasn't aware it wasn't on DLS yet. I will again try and get this uploaded. sorry for delays. Alan

doolinator
February 22nd, 2007, 12:31 PM
Update.

I will be making this route available on CD for $4.00 shipped. It will contain both the summer version of the route and the winter version of the route along with all the custom content, no downloading needed, and base sessions with all the industries configured.

If Alan can get the route uploaded thats great. The route he has is the summer version only.

I will be making this route available to buy Saturday. I do not have any plans to make the winter version of this route available on the download station.

You can wait to download it from Auran and then decide if you want it on CD.


Thanks for all the patients!

Doolinator

railroy19
February 22nd, 2007, 11:21 PM
Will be waiting bright and early.

Great news!

Thanks doolinator.

doolinator
February 24th, 2007, 12:23 PM
:) Hello All,

The CD is now available at my site please bookmark below.

http://home.comcast.net/~rdooley08/Trainz2004.htm (http://home.comcast.net/%7Erdooley08/Trainz2004.htm)

Thanks for all your patients. I hope you enjoy this route as much as I have.

Doolinator

railroy19
February 24th, 2007, 03:44 PM
Paypal is in the mail:)

Thanks Doolinator for all your work.
Can't wait to check this route out. I live within 5 miles of the west springfield yard and the springfield terminal.

Thanks again,
Bob

leader2302
February 24th, 2007, 06:16 PM
Doolinator,

Same here-just ordered your great route. I was just looking at the Westfield Yard a month ago when I went to a huge model train show at the Big E. It was damn cold that day too. The yard was full of freight cars.

railroy19
February 28th, 2007, 03:43 PM
I received my cd this morning:)

Very fast for regular mail. I loaded up the route and it opened at a spot that I was very familiar with on Main street in Holyoke Ma. It was just north of the old railroad station and just south of the Holyoke dam.
What a coincidence I used to fish right off that bridge in the canal when I was a kid. I am running a big freight right now from Holyoke to Dalton. I don't need a map to know where I am on this route.:p

Thanks for all your work Roger. Great Job
Bob

conrailfan
February 28th, 2007, 11:56 PM
Looking forward to receiving my copy! Can anyone post some more screenshots?

Smtty58
March 1st, 2007, 05:09 AM
I got my CD also, thanks for the quick shipping! What is a quick way to bring the content into TRS2006 using CMP? Importing the CDP files was easy, now I still have to move all the other folders.

doolinator
March 1st, 2007, 07:01 PM
Hi,

I don't have 2006 yet so I'm not familiar with the directory structure. Try posting a message on the forums addressing the problem.

Doolinator

railroy19
March 2nd, 2007, 06:24 AM
I have 2006 and had no problems loading it up.

My framerates are very good also for a big detailed route like this.
It's really something to run over a route that you are familiar with. I know where I am before I read the signs along the tracks.
Even all the mountains are the perfect size for this area.
Roger did you use a dem program to make this route? If so it worked very well. I don't know how you put buildings and electrical stations right where they actualy are but you are right on the money. I drive all around this whole area a lot and now I can run trains all around it:)

Beautiful Job.
Bob

doolinator
March 3rd, 2007, 09:15 AM
Hello,

Thank you for the feedback. I was hoping that it would meet good prototypical standards. I'm also glad that people who live in the area have found the detail to be accurate. Where I could I tried to match buildings and structures to their real world counterparts.

The base map was created in 4 stages with DEM generated hog maps. They were then merged together. I used Windows Live Local for the aerial closeups . I also used the Mass GIS data viewer that accurately displays tracks, roads, and streams graphically.

I hope that more people will pick up the this route. As you can see I'm only asking $4.00 to cover the cost to get it out to everyone. Not to mention you get so much on the CD.

Anyhow, I'm back to work on the next extension Palmer to Worcester. I don't want to give a release date for this, because you never really know how long it will take to create. One good thing is I should be able to keep this portion under 20Megs, hence should be up-loadable to the D/L station.

I'm going to post some more screen shots soon.

Thanks to all,
Doolinator

trainzmainiac2006
March 3rd, 2007, 11:22 AM
hey, maybe you could ask ustrainz, tlw, etc. to upload it onto there site for you.

John

doolinator
March 3rd, 2007, 11:55 AM
Hi,

Who's tlw?

Doolinator

trainzmainiac2006
March 4th, 2007, 10:35 AM
Trainz Locomotive Works, created by Flamerail. www.trainzlocomotiveworks.com (http://www.trainzlocomotiveworks.com).

John

railroy19
March 4th, 2007, 02:26 PM
This route was a lot of work for one man to do alone.

He's giving it away for 4.00 dollars. That does not even cover his time going to the post office.

Doolinator if you ever need anyone to do some testing I would gladly help you out. I have tested a few routes like Marias Pass, Clinchfield, Cajon Pass. MRL. and a few more. I know how much work is involved.
Just say the word and I'll go to work.

Thanks again for a great route.
Bob:)

azathoth92
March 5th, 2007, 12:32 AM
I still have this layout, wasn't aware it wasn't on DLS yet. I will again try and get this uploaded. sorry for delays. Alan

Alan,

Any idea when we might see this on the DLS?

ex-railwayman
March 6th, 2007, 08:42 PM
Hello Doolinator,

I have just ordered your CD, your layout looks fantastic and I had no hesitation in purchasing off your site. Thank you and I look forward to playing this very soon.
Do you have any future projects in mind to turn into CD's please? I am sure you would receive a lot of positive feedback, if this CSX route plays as good as it looks.

Thanks again. ex-railwayman in the UK.

doolinator
March 7th, 2007, 01:14 PM
Hello

I'm posting screens from the main line and class3 branches.

screens size 1024x768.

doolinator
March 7th, 2007, 01:22 PM
CSX main mixed manifest entering Pittsfield.

http://home.comcast.net/%7Erdooley08/Trainz/images/CSX1.jpg
Passing Housatonic branch

http://home.comcast.net/%7Erdooley08/Trainz/images/CSX2.jpg

Passing Amtrack
http://home.comcast.net/%7Erdooley08/Trainz/images/CSX3.jpg

Passing GE.

http://home.comcast.net/%7Erdooley08/Trainz/images/CSX4.jpg

Pittsfield Yard
http://home.comcast.net/%7Erdooley08/Trainz/images/CSX6.jpg

doolinator
March 7th, 2007, 01:32 PM
Passing CP147
http://home.comcast.net/%7Erdooley08/Trainz/images/CSX7.jpg

Busy day at the west end of the west springfield yard
http://home.comcast.net/%7Erdooley08/Trainz/images/CSX8.jpg

High ball East for the night run
http://home.comcast.net/%7Erdooley08/Trainz/images/CSX12.jpg


Mass central head up to Barre
http://home.comcast.net/%7Erdooley08/Trainz/images/MC1.jpg

http://home.comcast.net/%7Erdooley08/Trainz/images/MC2.jpg

http://home.comcast.net/%7Erdooley08/Trainz/images/MC3.jpg

http://home.comcast.net/%7Erdooley08/Trainz/images/MC5.jpg

BULK TERMINAL AT WARE, MA.
http://home.comcast.net/%7Erdooley08/Trainz/images/MC7.jpg

leader2302
March 7th, 2007, 09:29 PM
Hello,

Anyhow, I'm back to work on the next extension Palmer to Worcester. I don't want to give a release date for this, because you never really know how long it will take to create. One good thing is I should be able to keep this portion under 20Megs, hence should be up-loadable to the D/L station.

I'm going to post some more screen shots soon.

Thanks to all,
Doolinator

Doolinator,
Will the extension from Palmer to Worcester be able to merged or added to the CSX Berkshire Sub Route that you sent out by cd?

doolinator
March 8th, 2007, 05:25 PM
Doolinator,
Will the extension from Palmer to Worcester be able to merged or added to the CSX Berkshire Sub Route that you sent out by cd?

Yes, thats the plan.

azathoth92
March 8th, 2007, 06:33 PM
I still have this layout, wasn't aware it wasn't on DLS yet. I will again try and get this uploaded. sorry for delays. Alan


Alan, any hint as to when this layout will arrive at the station?

lisekwr
March 27th, 2015, 01:22 PM
Does anyone know is the CSX Berkshire Sub is available on CD, or any contact with doolinator?

lisekwr
April 8th, 2015, 02:45 PM
Does anyone has any contact with doolinator (http://forums.auran.com/trainz/member.php?108723-doolinator), I am interested in the route but can not seem to get a hold of him through here?

Wes

john2002
April 8th, 2015, 02:48 PM
Not Sure. lol F&CC